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Poster: theyoungdeadhead Date: Aug 22, 2009 7:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Looks Like Rain

I'm looking for a LLR I heard a little while ago, but cant remember what show its from. Almost sure its from '72, maybe '74. Jerry comes in with a sick solo at the end. Sounds like hes playing steel guitar. Can anyone help me out?

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Poster: mcglone Date: Aug 22, 2009 8:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Looks Like Rain

LLR for fun...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-05-06.sbd-aud.cotsman.13726.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Leonard Liotta Instructor English Date: Aug 23, 2009 8:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Looks Like Rain

Hey now,

Give at listen to LLR from Europee '72, Trivoli Conserthall in Copenhagen Denmark 4-14-72 (as a foot note, Jack Straw, in the arly part of the tour was sung only by Bobby). The piece is located during early 2nd set, right before one of my favorite DS's. Jerry is on steel pedal, since it was in April--early in the tour--and the emotiveness that Jerry adds to the sound is mournful, reflective, and relentless at the same moment. The sound is not the best, but the emotion of the piece is able to "break down" sound dislocation, and deliever.
Another great LLR is on "View from the Vault IV," 7-26-87.
A total transforrmation of the song fro its inception in 1971, but again, Jerry is "all over the last segment," relentlessly pushing the band to emotion, that is necessary for the audience to be receptors and expressors of the magnificant effort this particular song brings to our collective "dead head" conciousness.

In conclusion, the song is well constructed and in later years too over-dramatic (on Weir's part)at the end which should be sensitive and dynamic--a quality the dead became "Lost Sailors" in search of a guitar player: "Nulla"

allbrosbd

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Aug 22, 2009 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Looks Like Rain

I've always wished Garcia would have played steel more often, especially where it was traditional to the song, like Stella. As far as LLR, probably the best all around example with Jerry on steel is 1972-04-08 Wembly Pool. BUT it was released as "Stepping Out."

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Aug 22, 2009 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Looks Like Rain

earliest known pic of Jer playing pedal steel?

June 5, 1970 — Fillmore West
19700605_1927.jpg

The image file above includes this date in the name. The Archive has GD playing at Fillmore West. I spot-checked it and didn't hear Jer on pedal steel. Perhaps NRPS opened and that's when Jer played steel.

I really enjoyed Jer's steel in LLR. Beautiful vocal harmonies, and their work on this shows - they tightened them up nicely for the gigs in London. Never heard Jer on steel w/ GD before. It's Jer on steel, Pig on organ, and Keith on piano. Any more examples of Jer's steel playing w/ GD?



This post was modified by dead-head_Monte on 2009-08-22 19:45:24

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 23, 2009 2:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Jerry on Pedal Steel

Perhaps you didn't see this thread, but it lists all the times when Jerry played pedal steel with the Dead:

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=255232

It's true, when the New Riders played with the Dead, Jerry stopped playing steel during the Dead's sets. Not sure why.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Aug 23, 2009 3:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry on Pedal Steel

I missed that thread. And I was too lazy to search first before asking. Sorry, my bad. Thanks LiA. You've added nicely to The Grateful Dead Forum. Thanks Earl, and others, for the Heads-up.

The boys clearly had it going on LLR - not just pedal steel playing. Their harmonies on LLR at NY Academy of Music, March 23, 1972 are pretty sloppy. The Archive link is mentioned by deadpolitcs above. It's the CM 100,000 special. 19 days later, they nail LLR at Newcastle City Hall, in England. It's pretty, with strong harmonies, AND they're pretty tight. Bobby still can't hit it on the ending. This show is mentioned above by mcglone.

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Aug 22, 2009 3:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Looks Like Rain

Monte: If I'm not mistaken, Jerry didn't play steel with the Dead when doing the Riders shows, which I think is a shame. The earliest show I can find is 6-29-69 on one song, 7-11-69 on Hard to Handle and Silver Threads, several dates in Europe 72 and a few dates with Dylan in 87.

Even though traditionalist steel players think Garcia was a flash in the pan, they all agree that his playing on Teach Your Children was the crossover moment. IMO that both Garcia's and Toy Calwell's playing was simplistic, both added such a great element to the tunes they were used in. I've always regretted that Jerry didn't bust it out for all the spots found on Wake of the Flood.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 22, 2009 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Looks Like Rain

I'm also a great fan of the readings of this song - I just love Jerry on pedal steel and the melody of this song is a perfect fit for this instrument/player combo :)

Here's the show with the version that I am currently listening to: http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-03-23.sbd.miller.100000.sbeok.flac16

I think there's another rendition from the Europe tour just the next month... I'm sure someone knows the exact date/show around here...

Enjoy the goodies :)

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Poster: Yankee9 Date: Aug 22, 2009 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Looks Like Rain

Maybe you are thinking of the LLR from DP 30. Jerry's steel pedal playing really comes through well on DP 30.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Aug 22, 2009 3:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Looks Like Rain

This is one example of a tune I feel really really nosedived in the 80s, mainly because of Bobby's vocal- it seemed like it took on a really over-the-top, almost campy quality. Same for the outro- almost like they were trying to make the song sound "bigger" than it really was.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Aug 23, 2009 11:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Looks Like Rain

It took on a sort of, bad Elvis, Vegas , quality .

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Poster: mcglone Date: Aug 22, 2009 7:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Looks Like Rain

here you go...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-04-11.sbd.giles.12186.sbeok.shnf